Broad Creek Summer Patches

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1948 (Pioneer) DYl Blk C Blk oval “Broad Creek BSA Pioneer Season”; twill
1949 (troop issue) DYl DYl ahead Felt arrowhead; “Broad Creek Forty-Niner”; troop issue
1950 Wht Grn C Grn round “Broad Creek Memorial Camp 1950”; Scouts and campfire; TRR
1951 Wht Red C Red round “Broad Creek Camps 1951”; canoe, lake, and tree design
1952 LBl Red C round 50mm; no name; canoe, lake, and tree; Broad Creek Recognition Plan
1952–55 LBl Red C Red round “Broad Creek”; 50mm; canoe, lake, and tree; TRR; Broad Creek Recognition Plan
1952–55 LBl Red C Red round “Broad Creek”; 50mm; canoe, lake, and tree; NT; Broad Creek Recognition Plan
1956–59 segment Crm Grn C Grn arc Broad Creek segment for BAC Camper
1956–59 segment Aqu Yel C Yel arc Broad Creek segment for BAC Camper
1956–59 segment Wht Red C Red arc Broad Creek segment for BAC Camper
1960 segment YOr Blk C Blk arc Broad Creek segment for BAC Camper; color for BSA Golden Jubilee
1961–64 Wht Blu R Red round “Broad Creek Scout Camps”; red H-pier
Area 3 Pioneer Season 1961 Wht Red R Red round “Broad Creek Area 3 Pioneer Season”; flag on pole
1965–67 Org Grn R Blk round Org “Broad Creek Scout Camps”; square knot in water
1966 Staff Wht Grn R Red/Grn dome Grn “Staff”; 1966; patch issued for use on jacket
1968 LBl DYl R Red round Blu 20th Anniversary; SMy “20”; “Broad Creek Scout Camps”
1969 Wht Red R Red dome Wht “Broad Creek Camps”; “69” in FDL
1970 Tur Wht R Yel dmnd4 Yel BCSC; campsite scene
1971 M/C DYl R Red hex Red BCMSR; “Baltimore Area Council”; lake view
1972 LBl Wht R Yel/Wht odd Rounded triangle; BCMSR BAC; tent
1973 Grn Wht R Yel/Wht oval BAC-BSA; tent
1974 Yel Red R Blu round Blu BCMSR; campfire in outline FDL; no date
1975 Grn Yel R Red/Wht oval BCMSR; “Saffran Spencer Oest”; tent in star; US Bicentennial
1976 Wht Blu R Blu oval BCMSR BAC; eagle and shield; US Bicentennial
1977 LBl Blu R Red round Yel BCMSR; footprint, pack, and axe; no date
1978 DGr Yel R Red round Yel BCSR; sphere; no date
1979 LBl Red R Wht round Yel BCSR; “30 Years” (issued 1979); three birds; no date
1980 Wht Blu R Red/Blu round Blu BCSR; “Scouting… the better life”; BSA stock design
1981 Broad Creek Wht Grn R Org odd Org Rounded rectangle; campsite scene; BCMSR
1981 Saffran Red Grn R Yel odd Yel Rounded rectangle; campsite scene; “Camp Frederick A. Saffran”
1981 Spencer Yel Grn R Org odd Org Rounded rectangle; campsite scene; “Camp William B. Spencer”
1981 Oest Blu Grn R Brn odd Yel Rounded rectangle; campsite scene; “Camp E. Wallace Oest”
1982 Broad Creek Yel LBl R Red dmnd4 Brn BCMSR; “In the Footsteps of the Founder”; oak leaf and acorn
1982 Saffran Tur Red R Wht dmnd4 Brn “Camp Saffran”; “In the Footsteps of the Founder”; cattails
1982 Spencer Org Brn R Blu dmnd4 Brn “Camp Spencer”; “In the Footsteps of the Founder”; tulip poplar leaf
1982 Oest Red Wht R Yel dmnd4 Blu “Camp Oest”; “In the Footsteps of the Founder”; hemlock sprig
1983 Broad Creek Grn Yel R Wht/Yel hrect Wht “Catch the Scouting Spirit at Broad Creek”; oak leaf and acorn
1983 Saffran Yel Red R Tur/Red hrect Tur “Catch the Scouting Spirit at Camp Saffran•Broad Creek”; cattails
1983 Spencer Blu Yel R LBl/Yel hrect LBl “Catch the Scouting Spirit at Camp Spencer•Broad Creek”; tulip poplar leaf
1983 Oest Mar Wht R Pnk/Wht hrect Pnk “Catch the Scouting Spirit at Camp Oest • Broad Creek”; hemlock sprig
1984 LBl Yel R Yel hrect BCMSR BSA; flying goose; no date
1985 Blu Blu R Red vrect BCMSR BSA; “75”; flying eagle; BSA 75th Anniversary; no date
1986 Tur Org R Org hrect BCMSR BSA; loon; no date
1987 LBl Red R Red vrect BCMSR BSA; two Canada geese; no date
1988 LBl Red R Red round Red BCSC; 40th anniversary; lake scene; “1948-1988”
1989 Yel Org R LBl round Yel “Gear up for Broad Creek 1989 Summer Camp”; backpack and gear
1990 Wht Blu C Grn odd BCMSR BSA; blue heron; oval with crossbar; 1990 date
1990 (undated) Wht Blu C Grn odd BCMSR BSA; blue heron; oval with crossbar; no date
1991 DYl Grn R Blk/Grn oval BCMSR BSA; hawk head and feather
1992 M/C Blk R Blu/Org oval LBl BCSC; “Saffran•Spencer•Oest”; lake scene and sunset
1993 LBl Yel R Blk vrect Yel BCSC; deer in front of lake
1994 Tan DGr R DGr vrect BCMSR BSA; canoe going through gate
1995 Blu Yel R Yel oval Yel BCSR; hawk perched over lake
1995 jacket patch M/C Yel R Yel oval Yel Jacket patch; hawk perched over lake
1996 M/C DYl R Blk oval DYl BAC Broad Creek; eagle added to 1969 NJ design
1997 Wht DGr R Brn square Brn Broad Creek 1997; square lashing over canoe
1998 M/C Blk R DYl oval Red “Broad Creek 50 Years 1948–1998”
1998 participant M/C Blk R GMy oval Red GMy neckerchief and lettering
1998 jacket patch M/C Blk R DYl oval Red 190mm tall
1999 1999 Wht Blk R Blk/Wht odd Red “Broad Creek 99”; house shape
2000 M/C Red R Red hrect Grn “BCMSR 2000”; Scout on bridge
2000 segment M/C Grn C Red pie Grn “BCMSR 2000”; segment of BAC activity set
2001 2001 Blu Red R Red/Wht odd Blu BC; “A Scout Odyssey”; pocket-shaped
2002 M/C Brn R Wht hrect DGr “BCMSR 2002”; scout looking at deer
2003 M/C Grn R Wht square DGr “Broad Creek 2003”; beaver on rock
2004 M/C Blu R Blu/Tan vrect Tan “Broad Creek 2004”; blue heron, frog, and fish
2005 LBl Grn R Grn square Grn “Broad Creek 2005”; “BAC”; preying mantis on branch
2006 PBl Blk R Blk hrect Blk “Broad Creek 2006”; “BAC”; Baltimore oriole
2007 Grn Blk R Yel/PBl hrect Grn “Broad Creek 2007”; “They’re Back!”; bald eagle
2008 Grn Blk R Yel hrect Yel BCMSR; “60 Years”; “Summer Camp”; “1948–2008”; tractor
2009 M/C Blk R Red hrect Red BCMSR; “2009”; waterfront scene
2010 M/C Blk R Wht/Blk vrect Yel BAC; “100 Years of Scouting”; BCMSR 2010; tents; BC logo
2011 M/C Yel R Red/LBl hrect Red BAC; Broad Creek 2011; “Memorial Scout Reservation”; sun over lake; BC logo
2011 M/C Red R Red/LBl hrect Red BAC; Broad Creek 2011; “Memorial Scout Reservation”; sun over lake; BC logo
2011 CSP M/C Yel R Yel CSP Blu CSP; BCMSR; BAC; BC logo on hill; SA-168
2012 Broad Creek M/C Red R Wht hrect Blu BCSC; moose, sun, and eagle
2012 Saffran M/C Red R Wht/Red hrect Blu Red “Saffran”; BCSC; moose, sun, and eagle
2012 Spencer M/C Red R Wht/Red hrect Blu Red “Spencer”; BCSC; moose, sun, and eagle
2012 Oest M/C Red R Wht/Red hrect Blu Red “Oest”; BCSC; moose, sun, and eagle
2013 Broad Creek Wht DGr C DGr odd Yel Cut out “65”; BC logo; BCMSR; “1948–2013”
2013 OA Wht DGr C DGr odd Yel Cut out “65”; BC logo; superimposed OA arrow
2014 Broad Creek M/C Wht C Wht/LBl round Blu Two-sided; motorboat; white button loop; “The Adventure Begins”; “Susquehanna Waterfront”; BCSR on reverse
2014 Broad Creek (reverse) Grn Wht C Wht round Grn Reverse of two-sided patch; moose, mountain, and sun; white button loop; BCSR
2014 Staff M/C SMy C Wht round Yel Two-sided; BC logo on coat of arms; silver button loop; “Broad Creek Staff 2014”
2015 Broad Creek M/C Blk R Wht/Yel round Blk Map; “Around the World in 7 Days”; BC logo
2016 Broad Creek Red Blu C Wht dmnd5 Wht Diamond with eagle; “Broad Creek 2016”; BC logo

Segments for the Broad Creek Recognition Plan (round patch used 1952–55)

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; TRR
2-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; TRR
3-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; TRR
4-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; TRR
5-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; TRR
6-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; “VI”; used starting 1953
7-year Veteran Pur Yel C Wht arc Broad Creek Veteran segment for 50mm round; “VII”; used starting 1954
BC Life Guard Red Blk C arc Broad Creek Life Guard segment for 50mm round; Wht/Blk life buoy; TRR
BC Scout YOr Red C arc Red Broad Creek Scout segment for 50mm round; Red FDL; TRR
BC Camper Blu Wht C arc Broad Creek Camper segment for 50mm round; Yel tent; TRR
BC Hiker YOr Blk C arc Broad Creek Hiker segment for 50mm round; Grn tree; TRR
BC Eager Beaver Wht Red C arc Broad Creek Eager Beaver segment for 50mm round; Brn beaver; TRR
BC Staff Org Wht C Wht odd Broad Creek Staff keystone segment for 50mm round; “Staff”; TRR
BC Leader Org Brn C Brn odd Broad Creek Leader keystone segment for 50mm round; “Leader”; TRR

Segments for 1969 dome patch

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
1 YR. 1-year segment Wht Red C Red arc “1 YR.”; BSA stock segment; used 1969
2 YR. 2-year segment Wht Red C Red arc “2 YR.”; BSA stock segment; used 1969
3 YR. 3-year segment Wht Red C Red arc “3 YR.”; BSA stock segment; used 1969
4 YR. 4-year segment Wht Red C Red arc “4 YR.”; BSA stock segment; used 1969
Tree segment Wht Red C arc Red pine tree; BSA stock segment; used 1969
Tent segment Wht Red C arc Red tent; BSA stock segment; used 1969
STAFF Staff segment Wht Red C Red arc “Staff”; BSA stock segment; used 1969

Date and purpose unknown

Thumbnail Item Bkgd Border Edge Text Shape FDL Description
BCMSR segment Yel Grn R Grn arc “Broad Creek Mem. Scout Res.”; segment for unknown round or oval patch

The Broad Creek “30 Years” patch was issued in 1979. I had originally assumed it was from 1978, but the claim at the time was that 1979 was the thirtieth year of camping because there was no real “summer camp” in 1949.

The segments used in 1969 were BSA stock issues that continued to be sold and used in other councils through the mid-1970s. Similar segments were also available in blue, yellow, and green, and in some other designs. The ones used at Broad Creek were identified based on the John Wolf Memorial in Reservation Headquarters. Plastic-backed versions of the segments exist, but are from the 1970s and were not used in Baltimore in 1969.

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